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Even on Thanksgiving Day, Sarah Palin found time to lash out at her political foes -- in this case the media for blowing out of proportion her gaffe on the Korean crisis.

In a Facebook posting, the combative Palin addressed a Thanksgiving message to "57 states" -- mocking a mistake President Obama made in his 2008 campaign as a way of arguing that the news uses a double standard. "If you can't remember hearing about them [Obama slip-ups), that's because for the most part the media didn't consider them newsworthy," she wrote, according to ABC News. "I have no complaint about that. Everybody makes the occasional verbal gaffe -- even news anchors."

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Palin drew ridicule earlier this week when she said in a radio interview with Glenn Beck, "We gotta stand with our North Korean allies" during a discussion about the deadly attack by the North on a South Korean island. Beck quickly corrected her and she replied, "We're bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes." Roughly 24 hours after reports of the incident, Palin was criticizing the Obama team's response to the attack. "We're not having a lot of faith that the White House is going to come out with a strong enough policy to sanction what it is that North Korea is going to do."

Of the media reports that followed her little mix-up, she said, "Obviously, I would have been even more impressed if the media showed some consistency on this issue. Unfortunately, it seems they couldn't resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline." And for her part, Palin couldn't resist firing back.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate is a woman on the move. On Saturday, she is due in Iowa for a book signing at a Borders in West Des Moines for "America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag." Iowa is the site of the first 2012 Republican presidential contest -- and Palin says she's considering a national candidacy. Palin's camp said the book-signing events are "not political in any way."
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SheWolf

How this bitch made it as far as she has in Alaska is beyond me. She has done nothing but murder the wildlife there. Her ariel shooting of the wolf population is horrible and I can't believe she gets away with it. She isn't a friend to Alaska. Even her tv show is a mockery. She acts more like a man than a woman. Her family is beyond strange. Her dad has an entire collection of animal bones and skulls. That is just plain sick. Nevermind that voice of hers thats like fingernails on a chalk board. Nevermind that she has proven herself and her famiy to be ignorant!!! She needs to crawl back under the rock she slithered out from under!!!!

December 14 2010 at 1:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ikahadis

There is a big difference between educated people making an honest mistake and ignorant people who don't know that a mistake has been made.

December 03 2010 at 11:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jerrilee

I always find it interesting as to how you concieve what bias is depending to which political party you belong to....there is plenty to go around for both sides.

December 03 2010 at 6:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vanke62525

When McCain introduced Palin to the world, he opened Pandora's Box. I believe this woman is bi-polar and she is roller skating down the highway. She is media addicted. How these brainless, semi educated no bodies receive attention is the puzzle of the century. The media needs to NOT give her credibility whatsoever. She is not material for the Presidency or any position of stature. She isn't smart and the Presidency is out of this beauty contestant's league. If we continue to have candidates for office like this, we are doomed as a Nation. We are the laughing stock of the world. She needs a hook to pull her off the stage. Frankly I get tired of seeing her as well as listening to her dribble. She is irritating and one of our greatest embarassments.

December 03 2010 at 5:58 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
mneeick

Palin complains about everything that is less than glowing about her no matter how miniscule it is. On the other hand, she is pretty loud and severe on Obama and whomever else she chooses to criticize. She's pretty thin-skinned for someone who likes to throw rocks. She should revisit the saying about people who live in glass houses- even in 'her' Alaska (where her tea-party candidate lost)

December 03 2010 at 2:20 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
2kool4u

Really, just picking on her for not knowing which Korea we are sided with for over fifty years, What I find objectional is that ever time that she talks before knowing her facts, the media is picking on her and the right leaning organizations allow her to blame someone else for her lack of preparation,slip of the tougue is one thing not knowing your facts is another, please read up on the topic you are going to discuss, you don't need to be an expert just competent. I would just like a good open conversation where everyone knows what they are talking about and defending thier position(s) competently, is that too much to ask ?

December 02 2010 at 11:53 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
horsecreek35

Vice Pres. Biden has got to be the all time dumbest politician....He makes so many gaffes that it doesn't merit coverage anymore.....lol

December 02 2010 at 2:29 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
AGTrupp

Honestly, Sarah, the 'Lamestream Media' shouldn't be blamed every time you blunder, mangle and misspeak ~ and let's face facts squarely: No Other Politician Blunders, Mangles & Misspeaks with Less Accuracy & Greater Frequency than You.

December 02 2010 at 2:02 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply
danbol1237

Hey when you throw your hat in the political ring, the spot light shines on everything you say and do. When you make a mistake, like Ms. Palin did, the spot light focuses a little stronger. She better learn that fast if she is going to be a Presidential candidate two years from now.

December 02 2010 at 10:18 AM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
ambacengineering

Our local talk radio host mentions Obama's 57 state slip at least once a week. Obama made the slip 2 1/2 years ago and we're still reminded of it to this day. Probably because he makes so few errors (unlike his predecessor). Palin needn't worry. Her Korea screw up will soon be replaced by her screwing something else up.

December 02 2010 at 9:09 AM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply
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Bill

..so few errors? "The Cambridge police acted stupidly." ... "The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries." ... "The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." ... "It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing." (Austrian??) .... "No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something." ... "What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith." (Freudian slip, perhaps? Did he mean, Christian faith?) ... "Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain...administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change." (..say what? Perfectly clear?) ... "How's it going, Sunshine?" ( while in SunRISE, Florida) ... "The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society." (..typical White Person?) ...Oh I could go on, and on, and on. What? you never heard of these 'gaffes?' Of course not. How could you. They were either ignored or given a cursory off-hand mention from the lame-stream media. They were not hammered day in and day out by the Liberal Tingly Leg" puppets masquerading as journalists. THAT ... my dear friend.. is the very point being made by MS Palin... Like I said, there are more - many more. You just chose to ignore them.

December 02 2010 at 7:29 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
dc9369

I agree with you "ambacengineering", if you listen to the Fox network (ie Beck, etc.) that's all they do is bash President Obama. They bring up all of his gaffes whether it was from 2 years ago or a week ago. To "Bill" who responded to this post, it sounds like you have a bit too much time on your hands.

December 03 2010 at 3:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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